I was going to post the top 30 or so but didn’t have the internet capabilities to complete in time. These are two of my favorites. If anyone has any comments on what they would like to see in my blog in 2013, including ways to improve my posts please comment.
Washing all the beach sand out of the motorcycle! This was the motorcycle and driver that were hired for me. Sorry, about that photo yesterday! I didn’t check it close enough, to see that not much was in focus.
I GOT UP EARLY TRYING TO CATCH THE FULL MOON THAT I DIDN’T CATCH BECAUSE OF GOING TO BED TOO EARLY! It was 10 pm which is actually late for me and not early! I suspect I might do some post processing to enhance this photo later. But until then!
Full Moon, such as it is! It’s there somewhere behind the clouds. Yes, I got up at 4 am for this.
WE WERE SCHEDULED FOR 4 AM TO LEAVE ON THE MOTORCYCLES TO CATCH THE SUNRISE FURTHER DOWN THE BEACH! We didn’t quite get left on time! The sunrises and sunsets were a big item in choosing where to go on this TTL Safari.
The name Kuakata originated from the word ‘Kua’-the Bengali word for “Well” which was dug on the sea shore by the early Rakhine settlers in quest of collecting drinking water, who landed on Kuakata coast in the eighteenth century after being expelled from Arakan (Myanmar) by the Mughals.Afterwards, it has become a tradition of digging Well in the neighborhoods of Rakhaine tribes for water.
Kuakata offers a full view of the sunrise and sunset from the same white sandy beach in the water of the Bay of Bengal.
Locally known as Shagor Kannya (Daughter of the Sea), the long strip of dark, marbled sand stretches for about 30 km. The long and wide beach at Kuakata has a typical natural setting. This sandy beach has gentle slopes into the Bay of Bengal. Kuakata is also a sanctuary for migratory winter birds.